Extensions is a must have feature many of us expect from brave. Is chromium mechanism limit addition of extension? I create a topic in march but dev doesn’t seems to care. Almost everyone knows how beneficial to have extensions in mobile browser.
Brave browser’s main focus is privacy and security not overly complicated features
@imtiyas A while back they had the team talk about it on a Community Call, I couldn’t tell you which. Back then they said it was something they were considering but nothing for the immediate future.
Since then we had a big FAQ thing where we talked about Brave even having its own extension store or something. In that, they answered with the below:
The overhead involved in bringing out something like an extension store is blocking it for now. There are a lot of questions about whether that would be best or doing something more like a DApp experience/DApp store. But there are no immediate plans for an extension store at this time.
Beyond that, I’d also like to remind you that Chromium is pulling away from extensions. Chrome Web Store stopped accepting new public Chrome apps in March 2020 and they were slated to end all support for extensions this year. Does that sound like something you’d have wanted to spend a lot of time and money on?
Yes, Google has pushed back support now until 2025 supposedly, but we’re all waiting to see some of the big changes coming. While it shouldn’t do much for the majority of extensions, but you do have such changes as Manifest V3 which will be coming around here in January.
Brave has just been deciding to listen to what Users want and adds it to the browser itself. Most people were using Ad-Blocking extensions. Guess what? Brave has Shields. People were using things like Metamask. Guess what? Brave put in Brave Wallet. Then came Brave VPN (which also is soon to be for Desktop). Password managers…we have that.
At least, that’s some of the points for you.
True, with how Chromium browsers like Kiwi Browser are able to support extensions, it shows that it’s possible. There’s just a lot of little things to have to consider, including privacy as part of it.